With a broad digitalization approach, TietoEVRY has helped Wienerberger/Pipelife to record, store, analyze, and visualize data streams.
With more than 200 production sites and over 1000 different production lines and machines, Wienerberger and Pipelife supply a wide range of products within building materials and construction industry.
These numerous production lines lead to many different machines and process control systems that house valuable production data. To centrally collect and provide this local data and ensure an optimized production process, an economical, industry-standard and scalable solution was needed.
By transferring the company's vision of "all relevant data available online all the time" and creating "Digital Twins", TietoEVRY supports Wienerberger & Pipelife with full digitalization power.
This allowed connections to hundreds of data points to be established, thousands of signals per second to be transmitted to a central data hub in an Azure-based cloud environment. Azure functionalities are used to ingest, store, analyze and visualize the data streams. User group-specific access enables customized views. The advantage: different roles can work with different, yet specific information, relevant to them.
Wienerberger AG is the largest producer of solutions for brick masonry and ceramic roofing systems in Austria. The company operates six production sites for hollow bricks and three sites producing roof tiles in Austria. Pipelife Austria is the leading plastic pipe manufacturer in Austria and produces sustainable, high-quality, and innovative products and solutions for infrastructure, construction services, and irrigation.
By implementing an Azure-based cloud solution, scalability for further steps is possible at any time.
The user-specific views have created a high level of transparency. Thus, each employee receives all relevant information at a glance.
The Tietoevry solution creates an optimal basis for further steps to increase performance.
Many industrial companies have tried out several great ideas and proof of concepts that have never scaled nor generated any value.
Watch the video with Roy Sibbald, Manufacturing Excellence Officer at Pipelife International, and Niclas Hansson, Head of Business Development Digital Consulting, Sweden at Tietoevry. They discuss how to scale and share their tips for going from proof of concept to proof of value.
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In line with the vision of "all relevant data available online all the time", Wienerberger & Pipelife together with TietoEVRY have found new challenges and ways to increase overall efficiency by means of production data and to create sustainable added value through active data utilization.
With the visualization of the data, a big step was taken and a solid basis for further digitization offensives was created.
"The key to success is transparency. To prepare an organization for the new structures, complete transparency of data must be established to link production with the customer experience," Manfred Heger, Wienerberger
Head of IT strategy, inovation & projects